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The topic area of 'travel talk' was addressed within the framework of recent findings in the social psychological literature on self-disclosure. The structure of the stories was of particular interest. Using 10 structured travel stories, a study of the frequency with which people would disclose...

Author(s)
Pearce, P. L.
Citation
Australian Psychologist, 1991, 26, 3, pp 172-175
Abstract

The urban environment in contemporary society is too big and complex for people to comprehend it in its entirety. One coping mechanism involves individuals constructing, in their minds, simplified versions of reality. The term mental map is used in this area because it is a useful metaphor for the...

Author(s)
Walmsley, D. J.; Jenkins, J. M.
Citation
Journal of Tourism Studies, 1991, 2, 2, pp 36-42
Abstract

Cognitive mapping is advocated as a methodology for exploring the way in which tourists come to know the areas that they visit. Analysis of sketch maps drawn by visitors to Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia revealed that tourists developed cognitive images of resort areas quickly and that...

Author(s)
Walmsley, D. J.; Jenkins, J. M.
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 1992, 19, 2, pp 268-286
Abstract

An appreciation of distance is important in all studies of travel behaviour. However, the impressions of distance that travellers hold in their minds are often very different from real distance. Such, 'cognitive distance' tends to be overlooked in travel research. A study to investigate whether...

Author(s)
Walmsley, D. J.; Jenkins, J. M.
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 1992, 31, 1, pp 24-29
Abstract

Malaysia and Singapore are fast becoming significant travel origin markets. Their travel habits are also closely bound up with each other, in that Malaysia is by far the dominant destination for Singaporeans, as is Singapore for Malaysians. Much of this flow is, of course, in the form of short...

Author(s)
Ping, O. L.; McVey, M.
Citation
Travel & Tourism Analyst, 1992, No. 4, pp 27-47
Abstract

This book applies the major concepts and research findings from a number of the central areas of psychology to tourism and tourist behaviour. In two parts, the first focuses on individual psychological perspectives and their application to tourist behaviour, looking at topics such as tourist...

Author(s)
Ross, G. F.
Publisher
Hospitality Press Pty Ltd., Elsternwick, Australia
Citation
The psychology of tourism., 1994, pp 167pp.
Abstract

A case study of Earthwatch Australia and its participants is presented against a conceptual backdrop of ecotourism and ecotourists, who are said to be seeking enjoyment of some relatively undisturbed phenomenon of nature. The 'true' ecotourist, it is proposed, is not satisfied with just a natural...

Author(s)
Weiler, B.; Richins, H.
Citation
Tourism Recreation Research, 1995, 20, 1, pp 29-36
Abstract

The relationship between tourism and shopping behaviour is explored by examining the shopping patterns of Korean tourists in Australia. The results suggest that Korean retail expenditure patterns were relatively high but with a focus on the purchasing of traditional Korean health related items, or...

Author(s)
Hobson, J. S. P.
Citation
Turizam, 1996, 44, 9/10, pp 228-244
Abstract

The paper assesses the significance of different types of tourists to Victoria, Australia, by their relative contribution to the economy. Differential impacts are calculated using an input-output model incorporating marginal household coefficients using the direct tourism expenditure for 1989-90....

Author(s)
West, G. R.; Gamage, A.
Citation
Tourism Economics, 1997, 3, 1, pp 57-68
Abstract

An overview is presented of the development of wine tourism, particularly within Australia, to provide a broad understanding of wine tourism, and in particular product development and marketing issues. Issues discussed are: the benefits and/or pitfalls of wine tourism; the basis of wine tourism;...

Author(s)
Macionis, N.; Cambourne, B.
Citation
Australian & New Zealand Wine Industry Journal, 1998, 13, 1, pp 41-47

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